That title sounds pretty cool doesn’t it? Yes, it sure does! I found this nifty little tool and saw right away that I just had to share it with everyone. It’s a really cool web interface to a tool that lets you point and click your release information as well as your resource/branch preferences, and then BLAMMO, a new source list is made, just right for your Debian or Ubuntu box! In case someone reading this doesn’t know what a source list is, in Debian (and releases based on Debian, like Ubuntu) it is the file that tells the package manager (apt, dpkg, aptitude, etc) where to look for software you want to install, upgrade, and maintain automatically. The file name is:
Having a good source file can go a long way towards helping with easy and simple system administration. The URL for the site is:
http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/ for the Debian Generator and
http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/ for the Ubuntu Generator
So, go check it out and see what you think. I thought it was really cool and I got some good information from it.